Congratulation to Mildred Barungi whose research was recognized at the 17th Global Development Network (GDN) Annual Global Development Conference on Education for Development held in Lima, Peru on 17-18 March 2016.

A Research Fellow with the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in Uganda, Mrs. Barungi’s research assessed whether government spending on private universal secondary schools is equitable in Uganda. Her poster presentation titled “Who are the biggest beneficiaries of government spending on the universal secondary education programme?” emerged among the top three out of 800 entries from 54 countries. Her paper was recognised for scalability, cogency, clarity, applicability and relevant policy message.

About EPRC

The EPRC is one of 43 think tanks supported by the Think Tank Initiative (TTI). It conducts extensive research on public expenditure for agriculture and rural development. The Centre’s current research focuses on poverty, growth, employment, governance and accountability, service delivery, social protection, trade, regional integration and multilateral arrangements, and impact evaluation of government policies and programs. Read more